21st October, 2021
When we think of digital transformation, it’s easy to see it as a goal, with a clearly defined destination. And while it’s true – you shouldn’t start down a path without any idea where you might end up – the challenge with becoming digital, is that it’s constantly evolving.
Strong Finance and Procurement Strategy Key to Success
This time last year, Proactis encouraged people to re-think their strategies in the wake of the pandemic, and this year from 9th – 11th November their annual event, Proactis ReThink ’21, offers three days of free, interactive, and online discussion with a focus on digital transformation, maturity and growth. We’ve learnt how important it is to stay connected as a business, and over the last 18 months, it’s been proven that those with strong Finance and Procurement strategies have been able to navigate the challenges more successfully.
Putting People at the Heart of Change
But what now? The uncertainty in the economy and background worry about Covid, means that many organisations need to target any investment where it will be most effective. But sometimes the most important factor in change, taking notice of the people involved in it, can get lost along the way. Heading up the event on the 9th November, we’ll hear from the remarkable, Sir Clive Woodward OBE. Remembering the people involved in change is at the heart of his strategy. Instrumental in taking England’s 2003 Rugby Team to victory in the World Cup, he’ll share his vision and experience on how to create high performing teams and why creating a culture of continuous learning is crucial to success.
70% of Initiatives Fall Short of Expectations
It’s a theme which will be taken up by Andrew Codd, Founder of The Strength in the Numbers Show and Senior Finance Consultant at Dell. Andrew points out that Finance teams are often asked to “do more with less,” but with 70% of initiatives falling short of expectations – clearly something is going wrong. Andrew will take you through a proven structure for success and how to place people at the centre of your digital transformation project.
Hear Customer Success Stories
Throughout the three-day event, there’s lots of opportunity to chat to and engage with some key Proactis people, such as Ilija Ugrinic, UK Market Director and Paul Harding, Customer Success Director, who’ll take you through some of the fundamentals to make sure your partnership with Proactis is a happy and successful one. On top of that, it’s always interesting to hear from a customer’s perspective – so it’s fantastic that we’ll have the chance to hear the digital transformation success stories from Caerphilly County Borough Council, Four Season’s Health Care, and the University of Essex over the course of the 3 days.
The New Procurement Trilogy: Revenue, Resilience and Purpose
But ultimately any project must deliver value, and it’s with that in mind that we’re looking forward to Peter Smith’s session on the ‘New Procurement Trilogy: Revenue, Resilience and Purpose’, on day two. In his opinion, it’s a mantra that will dominate the profession over the next decade, so make sure you don’t miss it!
Thought Leaders Look Beyond Technology
And what better way to thrash it all out than in a panel discussion? And we’re happy to say that the Proactis event doesn’t disappoint. With a combination of Proactis customers, Directors and industry thought leaders, day three offers a talking point around how to unlock success in digital transformation, a discussion that promises to look beyond technology as the answer.
Register Today and Network with Your Peers
So, the three days really does offer up some fantastic content for you to take part in. And of course, we’re all used to online events now, but don’t forget to come along, join in and network with your peers and no doubt you’ll see some familiar names and faces. Chat to the event sponsors and Proactis team in the virtual exhibition hall and take your opportunity to speak to some of the leading players in the Finance and Procurement world today.